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Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School 
2384 Route 34B -- Aurora, NY 13026 
Phone: 315.364.7111 -- Fax: 315.364.8207

Mr. Luke A. Carnicelli, Principal 
Ms. Cathy M. Haight, AP/AD
Ms. Joanne Cartner, HS Office & Athletics Secretary


Mission Statement: The Mission of Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School is to create an environment that is conducive to personal and academic excellence. This will be accomplished by creating a school community that embodies the principles of being: Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and Kind. 

2017-18 Course Offerings CLICK HERE


Jr/Sr HS Educational Initiatives & Professional Development Plan

Our 2016-17 School Motto: ‘Positive Energy = Great Rewards’.

Welcome to Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School. We have two distinct schedules; one for grades 7/8 and 9-12. Our school day hours begin at 7:45am for grades 9-12 and 7:40am for grades 7 & 8. All students in grades 7-12 will end their day at 2:25pm. Please see our school bell link on the left column of the page. By offering rigorous courses and strong academic initiatives such as: project-based learning activities, advisement mentoring, and technology-based instruction, we are preparing our students for college and career readiness in the future. 

January 26, 2017

Principal's Message:

Dear SC Jr/Sr High School Families,                                                                                      

Greetings. Recently, we sent information regarding our upcoming scheduling process for the 2017-18 school year. Below is information for families of students in grades 8-11. Also, seniors should have made college application choices at this point. We have been and will continue meeting with Seniors to ensure they have a post-secondary plan. If you have any questions on this topic, please contact Ms. Winston via winstona@southerncayuga.org. 

At this point, I would like to provide additional details to the process we will use in the following months to schedule all current grade 8-11 students. Please see the timeline below we are working from to schedule students for their classes next year. Also, we provided guide sheets for students to use during ‘Course Information Day’. Please review your child’s current grade level sheet. Students may change elective course options up to the beginning of next school year. However, elective course availability is dependent on enrollment and location within a student’s schedule. Please click here  for our 2017-18 Program of Studies/Course Catalog, which reveals an explanation to all planned courses for next year.
January 18, 2017 Course Information Day (Gym), 7:45-11:00am. Grades 8-11. 
January 19, 2017 Scheduling/post-secondary planning begins with all 11th grade students & parents/guardians.
February 27, 2017 Scheduling begins with all 10th grade students & parents/guardians.
March 20, 2017 Scheduling begins with all 9th grade students & parents/guardians.
April 5-6, 2017          Presentations to 8th grade English classes: Sr HS scheduling info, Naviance review, and Graduation requirements.
April 6, 2017 Sr HS Parent Night -- Graduation requirements for 8th grade parents, 6:00pm in Cafe.
April 7, 2017 Scheduling begins with all 7th & 8th grade students & parents/guardians.
Outside of the required courses for a NYS high school diploma (See page 4 of the Program of Studies) are elective options, especially within the Junior and Senior year. Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School offers a rich and diverse program of studies. Our course options are updated yearly to reflect student interest along with changes and additions to the curricula. There are distinct courses at the Jr and Sr HS level for our students that encompass fine arts, career/tech ed, PE, core area courses (including AP and college course offerings), and BOCES offerings. I urge our students to take full advantage of these classes as well as extra-curricular opportunities. Our goal for each student is to assist them in becoming a well-rounded, high caliber graduate. I encourage each student to set a schedule that is challenging, balanced and manageable. The experiences our students have in our courses will support their future endeavors and increase options for post-secondary study.
Prior to finalizing tentative schedules for the 2017-18 school year, Ms. Winston will meet with each student (and parent) to review 2017-18 courses along with their requirements for graduation to ensure that all NYS expectations are fulfilled. As your child’s scheduling time period approaches (calendar above) you will receive a letter via mail notifying you of the meeting time. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Winston via
winstona@southerncayuga.org or Ms. Schmitt via 364.7111 (x2114).
Please note: For current 8th grade students and families, we will hold a Sr HS information night to discuss Sr HS graduation requirements and courses. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. After this meeting, scheduling for our current 8th grade students will occur during the months of April & May.

As always, if there is anything I can answer or assist with, please do not hesitate to call or email me at 364.7111 x2103 or carnicellil@southerncayuga.org. I look forward to working with you and your child this school year.

Luke A. Carnicelli, Principal 
Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School   

SC Jr/Sr HS Community Advisory Council (CAC)
Background: A large part of our success at SC Jr/Sr HS is tied directly to home-school communication and parental support of our school mission and initiatives. The CAC is designed to advise the Principal with strategies that the school staff can assist with the home-school connection.
Charge: To support academics at home, To make suggestions for the best ways to communicate with parents, To discuss academic initiatives.
Meetings:  The meetings are scheduled for the following dates: 10/6/16, 2/2/17, 5/4/17. All meetings will be held in the guidance office from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Agendas for each meeting are sent via email. Please email
carnicellil@southerncayuga.org if you would like further information.

Jr/Sr HS 2017 Calendar
January 27  -- End of the 3rd Marking Period
February 1 & 2 -- SC Scholarship Foundation Phon-A-Thon, 6:00-9:00pm
February 3 -- Report Cards mailed home

Updated 1/26/17

Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School does not restrict students on the basis of race/ethnicity, religion, physical handicap subject to medical eligibility, or gender.   

Patrick Jensen, Superintendent
Southern Cayuga School District
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026

Phone: 315.364.7211
Fax: 315.364.7863


Emily Howland Elementary
Phone: 315.364.7098
Fax: 315.364.7590

Jr/Sr High School
Phone: 315.364.7111
Fax: 315.364.8207